The Vikings have had a busy day in free agency, including bringing back 2015’s starting right guard Mike Harris to a one year deal. After adding notable free agent, Alex Boone to the roster, the Vikings retained Harris in hopes of bolstering their offensive line depth.
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It has been reported that Harris’ deal will max out at $3M for 2016 and he will compete at both right guard and tackle.
Harris, 27, joined the Vikings in 2014 after spending 2012 – 2013 with the San Diego Chargers.
I suspect the Vikings will continue to look for ways to get better upfront, noting the consistent pressure quarterback Teddy Bridgewater faced in 2015.
Harris wasn’t out of this world good in 2015, but he was the least of the Vikings problems and retaining him makes a lot of sense to have some consistency across the offensive line. Additionally, Harris’ versatility is appealing knowing TJ Clemmings struggled at times as a rookie and longtime right tackle Phil Loadholt is coming off a serious injury.
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